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Pope Francis has a right to probe Order of Malta

All Catholics are subject to the Roman Pontiff by Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo The Order of Malta, the most ancient

St. Patrick’s to host Mass for day of prayer for consecrated life

Annual event thanks religious for all they do for local Church By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Sisters pray during t

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First Nations church welcomes icon of St. Paul

Artist depicts the apostle as a First Nations man so parishioners can relate By Agnieszka Krawczynski St. Paul&rsquo

Canada welcomes migrants and refugees

Differences bring people together for a common goal of freedom by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB This is an

Catholic hospital hit by gender dysphoria lawsuit

Lawyer argues hospitals should 'be free to make moral and ethical decisions as to the best treatments' By Kevin J. Jon

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Catholic Press Month brings chance to communicate the Good News

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Publishing stories of faith BCC Staff \ Photo Caption: A monthly women's insert called Women-Church-World in the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper is pictured during a news conference at the Vatican. The month...
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Event to offer cultural revival on Aboriginal history

Monday, 23 January 2017
Archdiocese to host workshop on history of colonization By Josh Tng Photo Caption: Residential school survivor Madeleine Basile pauses while speaking during the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report in...
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Cold snap sends homeless to Men’s Hostel

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Demand for housing outstrips supply, says hostel manager By Josh Tng VANCOUVER A frigid winter season is sending Vancouver’s homeless population to nearby shelters for refuge. “This year has been much colder compared to recent...
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Op-Ed

Silence shows brutal scenes of torture to test faith

- Friday, 20 January 2017

Portrayal of exploration of faith offers no answers by Alan Charlton Photo Caption: Liam Neeson stars in the movie Silence. The film is based on Shusaku Endo’s novel about two 17th century Jesuit missionaries in Japan. The film features the viewpoint of both the missionaries and the Japanese. Alan Charlton writes the film’s brutality is not needed to convey the lessons of...
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Cord-cutting spiked over course of 2016

- Thursday, 19 January 2017

Cable alternatives are more complicated than the click of a button on your remote by Peter Vogel wikipedia.org As cable television cord-cutting picks up steam here in Canada, so does the adoption of various streaming devices, some mainstream, others operating in a bit of a grey market. Devices with names such as Roku and Chromecast are widely advertised. Others, with generic names such as...
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Somalian fugitive promoted as Canadian minister

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Former Somali refugee Canada's new immigration minister By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News Photo Caption: Ahmed Hussen promotion as Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, sends a message to new Canadians that they...
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Right to speak freely under attack in Canada

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Protect freedom of speech using Canada's founding principles: historian By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News Photo Caption: Historian, columnist and documentary-maker John Robson spoke about freedom of speech in Ottawa Jan. 14. (Deborah Gyapong...
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From addiction to ordination

Monday, 23 January 2017
A homeless man's journey to priesthood MONTREAL (CNA) Photo Caption: A homeless woman sits on a sidewalk in 2014 in New York City. Claude Paradis also lived life as a homeless person in...
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Sports

The Gospel according to football

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Terry Fox’s football triumph has roots in Catholic faith By Josh Tng Photo Caption: Tom Kubada (left) and Martin McDonnell hold up the provincial champions banner. The Terry Fox Ravens were the senior...
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Christians skate with Columbus Blue Jackets

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Faith helps fine-tune our God-given talents By Pat Macken Courtesty of Columbus Blue Jackets Photo Caption: Columbus Blue Jackets' Foligno grew up in the Catholic Church and was taught, how we play hockey...
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Is diving morally acceptable?

Friday, 11 July 2014
Numerous players from many teams try it on By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Pablo Santa Maria. It's the 90th minute in a World Cup match. The fans nervously look at the scoreboard:...
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Joint Declaration between Pope Francis & Russian Patriarch

- Friday, 19 February 2016

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). 1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with...
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